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Department Hosts Professor Karen Ordahl Kupperman for talk on Children in Early North American Colonies

On 31 August 2017, Dr. Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Silver Professor of History Emerita at New York University, delivered a talk to the History Department entitled, “Double Agents in Early Jamestown: Pocahontas, Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole.” Kupperman’s scholarship focuses on the 16th and 17th century Atlantic World, and her presentation focused on the […]

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Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Silver Professor of History Emerita at New York University, to speak on “Double Agents in Early Jamestown: Pocahontas, Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole,” August 31.

Thousands of people found themselves living in new and strange circumstances as the Atlantic Ocean was transformed from a barrier to a pathway in the sixteenth century. Jamestown, England’s precarious early seventeenth-century colony, was filled with people whose “true” identity was unclear, including Pocahontas, and three English boys, Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole. […]

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